Ghavri, while speaking to IANS recalled the Test, "We were all out after tea and had set a target of 143 for them to win. As soon as we entered the field (on the fourth day), Sunil Gavaskar, the India captain instructed the bowlers to stick to accuracy. He said accuracy was the key on a wicket that was so bad, with such big cracks that you didn't know where the ball would go after bouncing."
Ghavri got rid of opener John Dyson but the next man in was Chappell.
"Before Greg came in, Gavaskar asked me to bowl a bouncer the first ball so I tried to dig it in. But somehow the ball must have pitched on one of those cracks and never rose. He was preparing for a short-pitched delivery but that particular delivery never came up, keeping very low. His leg-stump was exposed and the ball took the leg-stump and he was out the first ball," recalls Ghavri.
That was a big blow as the Aussies were reduced to 24 for three at stumps on fourth day. With their talismanic batsman out, they crumbled on the fifth day to be all out for 83 with Kapil Dev taking five wickets for 28 runs. Quite like the way Tim Paine-led Australia crumbled across the third and fourth days.
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